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>> here's what's coming up on this edition of "teen kids news"... >> one teen's amazing story of survival might inspire you to take part in a national life-saving effort. >> they had their own fight for civil rights. we'll tell you how
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japanese-americans heroically overcame their darkest hour. >> it's been called the most powerful office in the world, and you can get a chance to sit in it. >> stay with me now. some almond milk and spinach -- i promise you it's delicious. >> in "speak of the week," we'll find out just how well you know your parents. >> to go from this... to this is pretty easy if you know how. we'll get some great makeup tips from the experts at teen vogue. >> all that and more, next on "teen kids news." >> welcome to "teen kids news." i'm mwanzaa. >> and i'm livia. here's this week's top story. >> we've all heard the story of
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iron man. he's the comic-book superhero who chose to help mankind after suffering near-fatal injuries. nicole introduces us to iron heart, a real-life hero who's helping others after he, too, suffered near-fatal injuries. >> it was just a regular summer day, and i was crossing a local intersection on my way home from some practice, and i was struck in my driver's side door by a speeding dump truck, and the injuries were catastrophic. >> brian was 18 years old, a high-school honor student, and an all-star athlete. in his book, "iron heart," he tells how he was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. >> i lost a total of 60% of my blood and had to get all that replaced with 36 blood transfusions. >> we take it for granted that when we need blood, like brian did, it'll be there ready for us. but it's not as simple as that. >> our hospitals need blood for accident victims, people with blood diseases, people in need
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of surgeries, and if people didn't donate blood, then we wouldn't have the blood to supply to our hospitals in need. >> in fact, every two seconds, someone in the u.s. needs donated blood, but, according to the american red cross, many people who can donate, don't. >> 38% of the population in the united states is eligible to donate. out of that 38%, we look at about only 8% of those people actually coming out to do it. >> fortunately for brian, he was able to get the blood he needed. it helped save his life. >> from intensive-care unit, i was transferred to a local rehab center in baltimore, maryland, and from there i pretty much learned how to be independent again. >> now fully recovered, brian is a man with a mission. >> i joined the american red cross in 2007 because i thought it was very important for me as a former intensive-care patient, massive blood recipient, to go out and say, "thank you," and just show the appreciation and just do what i could to pay that appreciation and gratitude forward.
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>> he's rolled up his sleeves, literally. >> i have donated three times, so i don't just talk the talk. i have to walk the walk, so i donate myself, as well. >> to donate blood, you have to be at least 17 years old or 16 with permission from your parents, but if you're too young, or you just don't like needles, there are other ways you can help. >> one of the things that you can do is set up a blood drive. you can contact 1-800-red-cross, and we'll send you some information to set up the drive. >> the red cross will help you plan your blood drive, and they'll bring all the equipment and supplies. your job is recruiting donors. they can be family, neighbors, or members of your place of worship. you can tell them that this is truly a case where it is far better to give than to receive. for "tkn," i'm nicole. >> there's still lots ahead, so stay with us. >> we'll be right back.
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>> we're going to take you back to early 1940s. world war ii was raging. here at home, the u.s. government put into play a drastic policy. people of japanese ancestry, many of them u.s. citizens, suddenly found themselves the victims of fear and discrimination. although guilty of no crime, they were rounded up and sent far away to what were basically prison camps. as eden tells us, it was a policy that our nation would regret. >> so, this my grandfather's yearbook from 1944. and here's this great shot of gila river -- the camp he was at. >> jenny uchida's grandfather spent his high-school years behind barbed wire.
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he and his family were locked away at a camp in the hot arizona desert. that's because he was of japanese descent, and the united states was at war with imperial japan. >> that is why the commanding general of the western defense command determined that all japanese within the coastal areas should move inland. notices were posted. all persons of japanese descent were required to register, and the japanese themselves cheerfully handled the enormous paperwork involved in the migration. >> i think that it's important for people to know about what happened to the japanese-americans during world war ii. >> japan's devastating surprise attack on hawaii's pearl harbor fanned the flames of national hysteria, particularly on the
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west coast. more than 100,000 japanese-americans were ordered to pack their things. the uchidas were forced to leave their home in pasadena, california. >> they were first, actually, put in the santa anita racetrack where they lived for about six months in actual horse stables, and they actually had to clean out the stables and make it livable. and then, after that period, they were moved to gila river, which is in arizona. >> like so many other families, the uchidas were relocated to detention camps in remote areas of the country. >> they lived in barracks that really didn't have any insulation. it was hot, it was dry, it was windy, and it was very cold in the wintertime, as well. >> with the end of the war, the japanese-americans were finally released, but the shame stung.
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that's why jenny's father, craig, helped raise money for this memorial in washington, d.c. it's official name is "the national japanese-american memorial for patriotism during world war ii." on the walls are the names of the 10 relocation camps, along with the numbers of those forced to live at each camp. a statue of two cranes entangled in barbed wire towers overhead. >> they're a very honorable bird, and to have them entwined in barbed wire really sends the message that they're not free. >> the memorial also honors the thousands of japanese-americans who, despite the prejudice they faced, fought for the united states in world war ii. >> they felt that they wanted to show their patriotism. they wanted to show that they were americans, and so they volunteered and served, and while their families were in camp, they were fighting battles and dying and getting wounded.
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>> in fact, the units formed by the japanese-americans became some of the most decorated fighting groups in u.s. military history. >> i was really concerned that my daughters would not know about any of this and other japanese-americans and americans across the country would not know about it. >> craig sits at a fountain in the center of the memorial dotted with five stones. they represent the five generations of japanese-americans that have lived in the u.s. since the late 1800s. jenny is generation four, called yonsei in japanese. she's dedicated to her job as a graphic artist. jenny says her grandfather's story encourages her to work hard and succeed. she hopes it persuades others to be tolerant. after the september 11th terrorist attacks, jenny and her father feared arab-americans would also suffer. >> we don't want to go and take away civil liberties that we hold very dear.
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even if there are attacks on our country and things like that, it's important to hold on to the freedoms and rights that are very important to our american culture and society. >> it took more than 40 years for the u.s. government to say it was sorry for the mistreatment of the japanese-american community. it wasn't until 1988 that president ronald reagan gave a formal apology.
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>> our guest chef, aubrey, has another great recipe from the culinary institute of america. >> hi, my name is aubrey, and.
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today, we're going to be making a green monster -- no relation to fenway park. [ organ plays "charge" ] for this recipe, we'll need a cup of milk, two cups of spinach, blueberries, strawberries, and one frozen banana. now, i know you're looking at these ingredients and wondering, "why is there spinach in this recipe?" don't be alarmed. you will not be able to taste the spinach, but you will have the added vitamins and nutrients that spinach offers. okay, we're ready to get started. it's very simple. we'll add our spinach to the blender. again, don't be alarmed. pour the milk. add our frozen banana... our fruit...
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and blueberries. and we used a very, very ripe banana. if you want a little bit sweeter, you can add honey or agave syrup. but since we used a very ripe banana, we didn't need any extra sweetener. however, if the spinach still scares you and you like your smoothies sweet, i would suggest adding a little bit of honey. and now just blend. ooh, i just can't wait. it might be a funny color, but it tastes delicious. yes, it does have spinach, but no one will know.
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mmm. for "tkn," my name is aubrey from the culinary institute of america. it's wicked good. >> there's no end to the amazing ways to spend time online. just click this. >> many americans say that john f. kennedy is their favorite president. now you can sit at his desk if you click this. will start you on your visit to president kennedy's virtual oval office. items on the desk are interactive links that let you explore jfk's political and personal life. clicking on the picture frame will take you to a family photo album. this link takes you to his campaign office. there are lots of videos to browse through. for example, one of his old tv commercials. >> ♪ kennedy, kennedy, kennedy, kennedy, kennedy, kennedy, ken-nedy for me ♪
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>> ♪ kennedy >> ♪ kennedy >> ♪ kennedy >> ♪ kennedy >> you can even dial his phone and listen in on presidential conversations. >> with the popularity 70% now, sir, you'd break 50/50 with the republicans. >> it's a safe bet you'll find lots of fascinating facts about our 35th president. with "click this," i'm harry. sometimes it's hard to see where you're going,
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because you're stuck in where you are. but you have the power to change your problems... to change your life. and even though some things you're facing seem overwhelming - sometimes even small changes can have a big impact. these changes can start with something as simple as reaching out to someone who listens... someone who cares... someone who can help. you can choose a new path. you can change your life.
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all it takes is courage. (tdd# 1-800-448-1433) >> let's get your opinion in "speak of the week."
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>> here's this week's question. "do you know your parents' middle names?" >> i don't know my parents' middle names. >> nope. >> no. they don't have any. >> my mom's... actually, i'm not even sure. no, i'm not sure of either. >> they're really long. they're, like, really, really long. >> i can't tell you that. they'd get upset with me. >> yes, i know my parents' middle names. my dad's middle name is quok, and my mom's middle name is ching. >> maria and labretto. >> my parents' middle names are michelle and clarence. >> my mom's middle name is crocket and my dad's middle name is joseph. >> according to our unscientific survey, girls are more likely than boys to know their parents' middle names. guess that's not a surprise. with "speak of the week," i'm grant. >> this report is brought to you by recently, we introduced you to denise. like one out of every three
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overweight. about a year ago, she joined the online community for girls called fitsmi. we asked her to keep in touch by video blog. here's her latest one. >> eat to fill your body. be strict on your portion sizes to ensure that you don't eat more than your body needs or less than your body needs. eat when you're actually hungry. aim to break your daily intake to about five or six small meals throughout the day. throw in some carbs, some protein, and some fats. at the end of the meal, you should not be starving but neither should you be stuffed. eat until you're -- eat until you're satisfied. >> to find out more, you can go to
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>> girls, even if you've been wearing makeup for years, you'll probably learn a lot of great tips in this next report. here's carina.
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>> eva chen is the beauty director for teen vogue, and she's going to show us three different looks. where do we start? >> well, we'll start with a daytime look. now, we have justine, who is a teen vogue intern here, and courtney, a makeup artist. and in my opinion, the best daytime look for school is one that you don't really have to think about too much. it's just one that's pretty effortless and easy. so, with justine, courtney first started by prepping the skin. now, what that means is that she used a spf as a base layer and then she put a tinted moisturizer over that, just to kind of even out the skin so you have a nice glow and so that it's really simple so you don't have to think about it all day. then she curled justine's eyelashes, which i think is really important 'cause it gives you kind of a wide-awake look even if you're rolling out of bed, you're exhausted, you were up late doing your math homework. you'll still look awake if you curl your eyelashes. and what she's doing now is taking a pretty, rosy pink lipstick -- you can buy any one at the drugstore -- and applying it with a lip brush. now, what a lip brush does is
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kind of give you more of a precise application. it's almost like coloring within the lines. so, what courtney's doing right now is blotting the lipstick off. now, what that does is basically take excess color off. so, what you're left with is this really sheer, really beautiful stain that's going to last all day. so, that's it. you have such a pretty, pink lip look for school. it's so easy and fresh and just, you know, girly and fun. courtney is actually starting by putting a really beautiful, shimmery bronzer on. so, what that does is make your skin just glow. you'll get that kind of summery glow, even if it's september, even if it's october, even if you're fully into winter. you just want that kind of, like, warm, delicious skin. so your friends will look at your skin and say, "wow, she looks amazing." so we're starting with that. and when you're applying highlighter to the skin, which is what courtney is doing now,
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it's just something that kind of adds a little bit of luminosity, and it brings your eyes to the features that you want to highlight. so, courtney is applying it to justine's cheekbones. and the key when you're applying highlighter is, you definitely want to tap the brush a few times so excess shimmer comes off. you don't want to look like robert pattinson in "twilight," you know, that crazy, sparkly skin. you don't want to look like a disco ball. so, what we're doing here is the tops of the cheekbones. and courtney actually applied some down the bridge of the nose, as well, which sounds like kind of a strange place to put highlighter, but it's really important because it adds dimension to your face and gives your face a really nice shape. so, the first step with mascara is to curl your lashes, and justine already did that earlier today for her daytime look. so, courtney is applying the mascara. and as you can see, she's applying it really from the base of the lashes right near where the eyelid is all the way to the ends. so, some people, one mistake people make is, they put either a lot of product at the base or too much at the ends, and then
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it kind of has that uneven, goopy, not-consistent look. so you really want to make sure to do long, full sweeps. now, you can see she almost is working the mascara in, in almost like a sawing technique, and that really makes sure that you get the product at the base of the lids, and it builds the lash so it's a little bit fuller and a little bit thicker. so you get that really, really beautiful, defined-lash look. courtney's now moving on to the bottom lashes. now, this is an optional step. and it's a little bit more advanced when it comes to makeup. she's doing the bottom lashes so that when justine looks and has her eyes open, it just really makes her eyes pop and makes your eyes extra, extra, like, kind of attention-grabbing. there you have it. you have a super-flirty, super-cute, wide-eyed look with a little bit of bronzer. so it's a great look to hang out with your friends with.
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we're gonna be doing a brightly colored, winged liner. and the most important thing is actually the tool for this. we are using a really flat eyeliner brush, which you can buy at any mall near you. and it's really important because you're not really gonna be able to get this look unless you have the right brush. so, courtney is pressing the product into the brush and just kind of, like, sketching it along the eyes. now, you'll see we're using a really gorgeous, bright, vibrant blue. this blue in particular is one that we've seen on the runways for the past two seasons, and it's a really, really "in" color for the upcoming season. so, she's just basically sketching along the lash line. now, you want to get it as close to the lashes as possible, so you might need to practice this at home a bit before you can get that perfect look. so, there we have it. this is such an easy, fun party look. it's a gorgeous, electric-blue eyeliner. it's so simple to apply, but it really just makes justine's eyes pop.
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>> we all know the old saying that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. with these great tips from teen vogue, there'll certainly be a lot more to behold. for "tkn," i'm carina. >> that's our program for this week. thanks for joining us. >> and, of course, "teen kids news" will be back again next week, so we'll see you then.